Ingredient Intel

The Right Way To Dispose of Toxic Beauty Products and Packaging

As a conscious consumer, you’re aware of the ingredients you’re putting on your skin, hair and body, but you’re probably also concerned about making sure that the packaging your products come in is also non-toxic by being properly recycled to have a minimal impact on the environment. And then, there’s the question of toxic beauty …

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The Relaunch of A Hero, Velo by Ayuna

If you’re new to Beauty Heroes, I’m excited for you to get to know one of my everyday Hero products, Velo from Ayuna. If you were with us last May, when we first introduced Velo in our monthly Beauty Discovery, this will be a welcome reintroduction. If you’re new to Beauty Heroes, I’m thrilled to …

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Smooth Operator: Silicones in Skincare

Want that “silky smooth” texture from a serum? Or a luxurious “shine” from your haircare treatment? Chances are, you’re wanting that special something that silicones in skincare often provide. Silicones slid their way into our makeup, skincare, personal care, and even kitchen accessories and appliances, as early as the industrial revolution. Silicones in skincare are …

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Adaptogens for Sex and Spirit

Sex can be a lot of things –  a way to connect, a way to relax, an act of love, a ritual, a euphemism for ‘Netflix and chill’ – but most of us do not think of sex as a marker of our overall well-being. In today’s fast, hyperconnected culture, we use a different rubric …

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Meet STAMBA: The Brand To Lead The Whole Food Awakening

It’s the oldest cliche in the book, but it’s never been more true: We are what we eat. And what we’ve been eating, at least for the last several decades, has left many Americans undernourished, overweight and suffering from chronic conditions, from fatigue to auto-immune diseases to diabetes. As life force is depleted from our …

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The Bakuchiol Buzz: All Hype or Hero-Worthy?

Happen to be looking for a single ingredient that gently and effectively boosts collagen, reduces fine lines, diminishes acne scars, brightens complexion and leaves skin feeling smooth and plump, with zero downtime? There’s a plant for that. It’s was one of the buzziest ingredients in 2019, and for good reason: Bakuchiol meets all the criteria …

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